CTE Gives Back! July 2022
“If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” Many have heard this quote but one nonprofit organization, Rapha Road out of Noblesville IN, has enabled a similar opportunity with beneficial results for lifelong healing for sober men in addiction recovery.
Kevin Mangins, founder of Rapha Road, started the 501© after seeing men leaving a treatment center in Indiana without a safe and sober place to live or employment. That vision led to the formation and mission of Rapha Road: “Rapha Road exists to provide a safe place for sober men in addiction recovery to live while also providing full time employment. Rapha Road equips residents with the required skills to live a productive life, all while experiencing the freedom that only comes from a personal relationship with Rapha, God the Healer.”
CTE Gives Back! June 2022
FEED YOUR NEIGHBOR
Powered by ITOWN Church – Fishers, IN
With inflation rates hitting 8.6% for the 12-month period ending May 2022, the largest annual increase since December 1981, many families are truly struggling to put food on the table, to fill their gas tanks with fuel, and to meet many basic financial requirements of daily living.
The ITOWN Church, headquartered in Fishers, IN, has been stepping forward to assist in one aspect of these challenging times – that of putting food on the table. Through its FEED YOUR NEIGHBOR mission, ITOWN Church as fed 75,674 families, providing food to the tune of 1,590,915 pounds of food, and tallying 1,026 salvations.
CTE Gives Back! April 2022
ADULT AND TEEN CHALLENGE – NORTHERN INDIANA
What started with an “I have an idea” moment of David Wilkerson, a pastor from a country pulpit in NYC, in reaction to the murder of seven teenage boys in 1958 began an outreach to gangs in the city and led to the development of an incredible 501(3) © non-profit organization called Adult and Teen Challenge. The model of this Christ-centered program is to assist with drug and alcohol recovery, helping people on the path to become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive with a strong relationship to Christ.
CTE Gives Back! March 2022
MIDWEST FOOD BANK AND WISH-TV “SEND THE LOVE” PROGRAM
The Midwest Food Bank, the largest faith-based food bank in the United States, is a nondenominational 501 © (3) that was founded in 2003 with the steadfast mission to “share the love of Christ by alleviating hunger and malnutrition locally and throughout the world and providing disaster relief: all without discrimination”. With this powerful mission and action throughout the past 20 years, this organization has earned the highest four-star rating with Charity Navigator, the premier independent charity evaluator, every year since 2011.
CTE Gives Back! February 2022
CHILDREN’S ORGAN TRANSPLANT ASSOCIATION
February is highlighted with Valentine’s Day and thoughts of love. Nothing is more precious than the love parents have for their children and that perhaps is what led to the saying, “a parent is only as happy as his/her saddest child”. In thinking of that, we know that life sometimes throws curveballs and when life-saving measures, such as an organ transplant, are needed for a child, that is a curveball that needs fielded with great strength, courage, love – and financial resources.
CTE Gives Back! January 2022
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (ASPCA)
As is often said, a dog is “man’s best friend” and certainly for so many from coast to coast that rings true as dog’s and other animals occupy a most special spot in many households. However, it’s amazing how many dogs and animals are victims of cruelty and because of that, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, better known as the ASPCA, was established over 150 years ago by Mr. Henry Bergh. It was the first humane society in North America and today remains one of the largest in the world.
CTE Gives Back! December 2021
THE DREAM CENTER INDIANAPOLIS
In this most magical of seasons, dreams of a better life ahead occupy the minds and hearts of many individuals throughout the world. Helping to make the dreams come true for individuals in the state of Indiana who are either teenagers aging out of foster care or families recently separated from their children is the focus of the Dream Center Indianapolis, the Cable Tie Express December 2021 selection of charity dollars from its CTE Give Back! program.
CTE Gives Back! November 2021
MILITARY WORKING DOG TEAM SUPPORT ASSOCIATION
November 11 – Veteran’s Day – Truly a day when we pay our respect for those who have served. We celebrate and honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. We salute each and every one of our veterans.
As we stand united in respect and thanks to our veterans, there is another group deserving recognition and thanks for supporting our military throughout the decades: military working dog teams.
These teams have truly been “force multipliers” and “sensor systems” for the military and are deployed worldwide. Their focus is on force protection – explosives and weapons detection, search and rescue, tracking, patrol, security, and drug detection.
CTE Gives Back! October 2021
Safety is and always needs to be a top priority among everyone – men, women, children – and for all races, genders, and nationalities. One organization which truly recognizes that need in the Hamilton County area in Indiana is Prevail. Its vision is one of having a safe community; however, when crime and abuse occur, a compassionate and restorative response is essential.
Founded in 2008, Prevail exists with a powerful mission statement: “Prevail strives to empower victims of crime and abuse on their path to healing, while engaging the community to support safe, healthy relationships.”
CTE Gives Back! September 2021
ALL HANDS AND HEARTS
Natural disasters certainly seem to be occurring with greater frequency and intensity each year. With Hurricane Ida being forefront in the news recently as the second-most damaging and intense hurricane to make landfall in Louisiana, it seems only fitting that our CTE Gives Back! dollars this month be directed to All Hands and Hearts, a 501 (c) nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of global communities impacted by natural disasters.